UK: “Sustained” cyber attack targets politicians

Source: The Wire [India]

“Britain’s parliament was hit by a ‘sustained and determined’ cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service. The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend parliament’s network and was confident it had protected all accounts and systems. … The National Cyber Security Centre is part of Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, set up last year to tackle what the government believes is one of the biggest threats to British security.” (06/25/17)